On August 12, the Ramco Crusader, a 223′ OSV providing support for Petrobras drilling activities, caught fire and sank off the coast of Brazil, Upstream reports.
The Vestland Marine-owned Ramco Crusader was providing support for Diamond semi-submersible rig Ocean Courage, which is drilling the Tango well for Petrobras in the Potiguar basin. At around 3 p.m. local time, a fire started in the engine room of the OSV. After the crew of 15 was safely evacuated, the vessel floated adrift to about 45 km off the coast of Beberibe, where it sank at around 9 p.m., Petrobras said.
Petrobras is providing support for monitoring in the area and has launched an investigation. No deaths, injuries or spills were reported, the company said.